Anyone here an insurance agent?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by CTGuy, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. CTGuy

    CTGuy Made Guy

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    Nov 4, 2002
    Haven't posted much in several months. I find myself living outside of Boston and very happy except the search for a legal job has proved very difficult.

    I got to the final round of interviews to be a regional director of sales for one of the big bar review/legal publishing companies and although I did not get the job, it got me to consider that if sales is something I am interested in perhaps I should broaden my search.

    Fast forward a few weeks and I have had a round of interviews with several insurance companies and essentially have a couple offers on the table to work for NY Life, Mutual of Omaha etc.

    The pros:
    - I think I would be a good salesman. I was a lobbyist for three years before I decided to move and I prefer talking to people to doing research or document review.
    - hard work could or supposedly will be rewarded with income and I am a very hard worker.
    - I think even if initially this is not the greatest job- as long as I make 40-50k I can survive and I see where I can use the experience down the road.

    - I am worried about the transition into the field and where I will come up with income while I get rolling in a job that is 100% commission.
    - I am worried networking and prospecting will be more difficult than I anticipate.

    Anyone with advice or insight would GREATLY be appreciated. I would love to chat via email as well if that is more comfortable.


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